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  • Republican (RINO) Neel Kashkari announces run for California governor

    01/23/2014 1:25:33 PM PST · by fifedom · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/22/2014 | Jessica Calefati
    former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari on Tuesday said he will run for California governor. ... the fundraising committee he announced Tuesday is stacked with GOP heavyweights who were instrumental in financing Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Country Singer Slim Whitman Dies at Age 90

    06/19/2013 8:21:11 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    Time ^ | 6/19/2013 | AP / Terry Spencer
    Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy “Mars Attacks!,” died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.
  • HP’s Historic Loss: Can Meg Whitman Save the PC Giant? Can Anyone?

    08/23/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 08/23/2012 | Stacy Curtin
    Hewlett Packard (HPQ) reported its worst quarterly loss in its 73-year history Wednesday. The PC-maker suffered an $8.9 billion loss in its fiscal third-quarter, or $4.49 a share. The hit to HP's bottom line was due in large part to an $8 billion write-off of its 2008 acquisition of Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) Excluding one-time charges, HP earned $2 billion in the quarter, down from $2.3 billion a year-ago amid a 5 percent drop in overall revenues to $29.7 billion. The company's major PC business slowed in the quarter as sales dropped 10 percent from the previous year. Printer...
  • Hewlett-Packard To Lay Off 27,000 Employees; 2Q Profit Down 31%

    05/23/2012 2:05:15 PM PDT · by matt04 · 131 replies
    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) unveiled plans to lay off 27,000 employees as the technology giant also reported its fiscal second-quarter earnings slumped 31% amid relatively flat revenue in its personal computer business and lower sales in its printing segment. However, shares were up 7% at $22.46 in recent after-hours trading as earnings beat the company's expectations and as the company raised its full-year view. The company said it plans to lay off about 8% of its workforce by the end of fiscal 2014. Its restructuring plans are expected to generate annualized savings of between $3 billion and $3.5 billion by 2014,...
  • HP’s Whitman to Announce Restructuring Plan Wednesday; 30,000 Jobs Targeted

    05/17/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT · by John W · 10 replies
    All Things D ^ | May 17, 2012 | Arik Hesseldahl
    The daunting task of restructuring Hewlett-Packard will begin in earnest next Wednesday when the company reports its quarterly earnings. Sources familiar with the company’s plans say that CEO Meg Whitman will discuss the opening steps of a company-wide restructuring plan that will include the elimination of about 30,000 jobs. A report by Business Insider yesterday pegged the range of cuts at HP to between 10 percent and 15 percent of its current work force of 320,000 people. But sources familiar with HP’s plans tell AllThingsD that the cuts will be carried out over a relatively long period of time, perhaps...
  • California NOW Chief: Calling Whitman a 'Whore' is Accurate (Flashback)

    03/04/2012 8:51:44 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2010 | Fox News
    The president of the National Organization for Women may have said it's wrong for anyone to call a woman a "whore," but the head of the California NOW affiliate says Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is one. California NOW President Parry Bellasalma told the TPM blog on Thursday that the description of the Republican candidate for governor of California is accurate. "Meg Whitman could be described as 'a political whore.' Yes, that's an accurate statement," Bellasalma said after a TPM blogger called to ask her about a story that appeared on the Daily Caller website. In the Daily Caller report,...
  • Anyone Remember……Slim Whitman?

    10/04/2011 12:23:15 PM PDT · by sussex · 45 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 04/10/11 | The Aged P
    Ah, Mr W, you are still one of my musical heroes…… At 87 Slim Whitman is still around (though he heard rumours of his own death in 2008) but in the early 50s he was very big on the US country scene. In America he had faded in the charts by the end of the decade but he was always popular in Europe and frequently toured there.
  • Breaking: Meg Whitman named CEO of HP.

    09/22/2011 1:17:35 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 71 replies
    WS Journal ^ | 09-22-11 | WSJ
    Breaking. Just a banner.
  • Whitman Considered for HP CEO: Report

    09/21/2011 10:50:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 | RJ Middleton
    All Things D reports that former eBay CEO, gubernatorial candidate could replace Apotheker. Silicon Valley veteran and politically connected former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is being considered to replace Leo Apotheker as Hewlett-Packard's CEO, according to sources speaking with All Things D. The NYSE seems to be on board, as HP stock spiked after the rumors surfaced. (You can follow the stock in real time here.) Apotheker's recent moves -- shuttering TouchPad, WebOS and shopping the PC business -- has left at least 500 people out of work. Those layoffs were announced this morning. The TouchPad was on shelves only...
  • CA: After long hiatus, Meg Whitman steps back into public view

    06/18/2011 6:10:47 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 18 June 2011 | David Siders
    ...Whitman doubts she will ever again run for elected office, and for many months she said little about the campaign. But she has started popping up recently on radio and TV. For a beaten candidate who wishes to remain relevant in politics – Whitman is advising Republican front-runner Mitt Romney in his presidential campaign, and she plans to involve herself in California ballot initiatives – it helps to stay in view. (snip) She said she plans to support ballot initiatives perhaps as early as this summer, likely involving education policy. She said she will recruit and support Republican candidates for...
  • GOP Sees Shot at Latino Gains (RINOs want to pander to Hispanics by pushing amnesty)

    05/01/2011 11:16:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2011-05-02 | Vauhini Vara
    Former staffers for defeated California candidates Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina have an urgent message for fellow Republicans: Their political future depends on Latino voters, and the Obama administration may be providing an opening. (snip) Mr. Wilson, managing partner at Wilson-Miller Communications Inc. in Sacramento, said that if the topic of immigration arises, Republicans should avoid anti-immigration rhetoric meant to stir up the conservative base. "We're on safe ground when we say, 'We have to secure our borders and get a guest-worker program, then work on a pathway for citizenship for people who are already here'—and then quickly pivot off...
  • Meg Whitman likely out of politics for good

    04/21/2011 7:10:28 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 21 April 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, who made her first foray into politics with a bid for California governor last year, said that after losing that race, she’s probably out of politics for good. “I doubt it,” she said Wednesday on Fox Business Network when asked whether she’d run for elected office again. Some had speculated that Whitman, who lost to Democrat Jerry Brown by 13 points in November, might consider a run for Senate. Last month, she said she was “definitely not” plotting a 2012 Senate bid challenging Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
  • Nicky Díaz Santillán, Meg Whitman's Undocumented Ex-Housekeeper, Honored in Los Angeles Gala

    04/14/2011 11:11:12 AM PDT · by feralcat · 14 replies
    Fox News Lation ^ | April 08, 2011 | Bryan Llenas
    The former housekeeper of California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was honored at an immigrant rights gala in Los Angeles Thursday. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, which organized the event, says Nicky Díaz Santillán's situation is similar to many undocumented immigrant household workers. The Mexican-born Díaz Santillán made headlines during California's gubernatorial election after her lawyer, Gloria Allred, claimed the housekeeper was "exploited, disrespected, himiliated and emotionally and financially abused" by Whitman. Díaz Santillán, who is an undocumented immigrant, claimed Whitman knew about her status during the nine years she was employed, which the republican gubernatorial candidate denied.
  • Whitman ex-housekeeper honored at LA gala

    04/07/2011 9:31:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    The former housekeeper of billionaire California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is being honored at an immigrant rights gala in Los Angeles. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, which organized Thursday's fete, says Nicky Diaz Santillan's situation is similar to many illegal immigrant household workers.
  • California GOP to Rise Again

    01/31/2011 5:11:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | Terry Paulsen
    Once again, political pundits are saying that the California Republican Party is dead and never to rise again unless it begins to embrace more moderate candidates. And just where has trying to be Democrat-lite ever gotten the Republican Party but in trouble? You can’t out-promise or out-spend liberal Democrats! Politics is about real choices. In these challenging times, Republicans must teach, motivate, inspire, and, ultimately, draw a stark contrast between itself and the progressive politicians. Do citizens want more freedom or big government control, Constitutional rule or activist judges, individual rights or group advocacy, low taxes or wealth redistribution? Yes,...
  • Meg Whitman and the Latino vote

    12/20/2010 12:31:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    George Skelton has an interesting column today, Whitman paid a high price for Latino distrust of GOP . Writes Skelton, "Senior advisor Rob Stutzman isn't exactly spilling his guts about the former EBay chief's spectacular thumping. The billionaire lost to low-budget Jerry Brown by 54% to 41%, despite spending a record $160 million-plus, roughly $142 million of it her own money."But the veteran Republican strategist is blaming the mini-landslide size of Whitman's loss on some ugly dust-ups over illegal immigration that alienated Latinos from the GOP." Bunk. Let's start with the biggest factor in Whitman's Titanic disaster of a campaign...
  • Union Outed Whitman’s Maid Story in CA Gubernatorial Election

    11/27/2010 10:11:01 AM PST · by shibumi · 21 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | November 27, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    -By Warner Todd Huston Meg Whitman’s race for Governor of California seemed to take a nose dive right after it was discovered late in the campaign that she had employed a maid that was an illegal alien. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the “tantalizing mystery” of just who it was that launched this torpedo at the Whitman campaign. Unsurprisingly, the SFChron has discovered that it was a union that did the dirty work. The illegal alien, Nicandra Diaz, worked for about 8 years for the Whitman’s but was fired in 2009 once Whitman found out she was an illegal....
  • Meg Whitman's former maid gets $5,500 in back wages

    11/17/2010 12:54:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 43 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/17/10 | Joe Rodriguez
    Meg Whitman's former maid today was awarded $5,500 in back wages she claimed was owed to her from the former candidate for governor. Nicky Diaz Santillan and her celebrity attorney, Gloria Allred, met this morning at the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement in San Jose, seeking more than $10,000. She said she was owed the money for work she did beyond the 15 hours a week for which she was paid during the nine years she worked for Whitman. Santillan said she was asked to perform jobs, including running errands and grocery shopping, that fell outside of her...
  • Thanks Arnold, Your RINO-ness has Given Us Jerry Brown…. AGAIN!!!!

    11/05/2010 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-05-10 | PatriotGirl
    I am a California conservative. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us, especially in the rural outreaches of this beautiful state. But somehow California was immune from the conservative electoral sweep of the mid-term elections. Granted, we didn't have true conservative contenders for governor, or for the Senator "Don't Call Me Ma'am" spots. In fact, in spite of the fact that Meg Whitman was the founder and CEO of E-Bay, she was also a former devotee of Van Jones. Yikes!! I also think she ran a weak campaign. The story about the illegal alien housekeeper, who...
  • Republicans ponder big loss in California

    11/04/2010 11:25:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 176 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/4/10 | Joe Garofoli,John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writers
    alifornia Republicans woke up Wednesday with a political hangover. Nationally, they celebrated the GOP's taking control of Congress, but their dismal showing in California gave them a lingering headache. Many of them wondered how they missed the national wave - and differed on which direction to go next. They lost nearly every statewide office, drubbed by double digits in most of the races. Meg Whitman couldn't win the governorship despite straddling the political middle and spending a record $160 million. Carly Fiorina couldn't roust Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, despite tacking right and exploiting Boxer's low approval ratings.For months, party officials...
  • Whitman, Fiorina and McMahon: Spending big, failing bigger

    11/04/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    LOS ANGELES - Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and Linda McMahon had a lot in common. All sharp, successful businesswomen who made millions as executives in the private sector, they identified 2010 as an apt historical moment for a Republican candidate with no political experience to break into politics. In pursuit of higher office, each committed considerable resources - more than $200 million combined - to challenge seemingly vulnerable Democrats. Each risk taker came up far short of her goal. Whitman, the 54-year-old former chief executive of eBay, burned through more than $140 million of her own money in a colossal...
  • Brown Won -- and Whitman Lost Big

    11/04/2010 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 4, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    At his post-victory news conference Wednesday morning, Governor elect Jerry Brown showed why he won the election with a million votes to spare. He's steeped in the issues, he listens to what is happening on the ground, and he's not afraid to mix it up. Now, I don't agree with Brown on a number of issues. But in the course of the campaign, I rarely got the feeling that Meg Whitman was listening to anyone other than her consultants or that she was even curious. California needs a strong governor; Whitman showed them a wind-up doll. Worse, the former eBay...
  • What went wrong with the Whitman campaign?

    11/03/2010 2:21:29 PM PDT · by JoeA · 88 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/3/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    In the springtime, strategists for Meg Whitman in her campaign for governor of California probably felt they’d died and gone to heaven in. In a state roiled in political in-fighting, effectively bankrupt, and a political atmosphere in which the electorate was sharpening pitchforks and boiling tar, you had a non-political woman, an internet legend, immensely successful, running as a moderate Republican, which all the pundits agree is the only way for Republicans to get elected in California. Meg Whitman, the first female billionaire in fact, with all the private money available one could ever hope to spend. And the opponent?...
  • *VANITY* BOR strikes again on his talking points.

    11/03/2010 5:17:33 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 37 replies
    11-03-10 | Me
    I almost spit on my keyboard when on BOR's talking points memo, he says the following: "Jerry Brown is an honest guy!" O'reilly, you've shown your idiocy again.
  • Vanity: Am I hearing this right--Meg Whitman loses and so does Prop 19?

    11/02/2010 8:25:13 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 67 replies · 1+ views
    ? Whitman loses and so does Prop 19? How does that work out? FA
  • Rasmussen - Election 2010: California Governor "Toss-up"

    11/01/2010 5:33:50 PM PDT · by GVnana · 33 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/29/2010
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These numbers move the race from Leans Democrat back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard.
  • Polls may mislead in California governor's race

    10/31/2010 9:14:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/31/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Gov. Pete Wilson is the only politician to have beaten Jerry Brown in an election. In 1982, Wilson, then-San Diego mayor, trounced Brown, then California's bigfoot governor, in the race for U.S. Senate 51 to 45 percent. Now Wilson serves as Meg Whitman's campaign chairman. On Thursday, he told me not to believe polls that show Whitman losing by as much as double digits. Whitman, he says, has a real shot at beating Brown. Polls that show Whitman losing, Wilson said, "are greatly underestimating the enthusiasm on the part of the Republicans and pretty much a lack of it...
  • Early Voting Numbers in California: Close Races Ahead?

    10/31/2010 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Qbert · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/30/2010 | Chris Good
    If early voting is an indication of how Tuesday's midterm elections will go--and it's debatable whether, and how, it can--early vote-by mail turnout in California predicts close races for Senate and governor. Here's a breakdown of who has voted already through the state's vote-by-mail program, provided to The Atlantic by a source close to the California Republican Party. By party registration, here's a who has mailed a ballot so far: Total Returns:   2,456,455 Dem: 1,056,498 (43.0%) Rep: 959,617 (39.1%) Decline to State: 350,337 (14.3%) The California Secretary of State's office could not be reached for comment to confirm or deny...
  • Five reasons why Meg Whitman will beat Jerry Brown

    10/30/2010 11:58:06 AM PDT · by JoeA · 22 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/30/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    I know it’s a bold prediction, especially in light of the poll numbers from the LA Times and the Field Poll, but Meg Whitman is about to take Jerry Brown to the mat. Here’s why: 1. Rasmussen has moved the race from Leans Democrat to Toss-up as of their latest report. It’s back in the margin of error of 4 points, at 49 to 45 in favor of Brown.
  • New Whitman ad hits Brown’s “it’s all a lie” admission

    10/30/2010 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/30/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The Michael Kinsley definition of politcal gaffe is the accidental telling of an embarrassing truth — and if that’s the case, Jerry Brown committed the ultimate gaffe. Only Brown didn’t commit the gaffe in this campaign; he committed it fifteen years ago in an interview with CNN. Brown told the network that politicians in his experience don’t really have plans for governing, or at least specifically in his own experience. He admitted that he lied in order to win election in 1974, and Meg Whitman pounces on it in this eleventh-hour ad:
  • Meg Whitman: ‘It breaks my heart,' but deport housekeeper

    10/29/2010 2:53:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 22 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 10-29-10 | Andy Barr
    California GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman says her former housekeeper should be deported. Whitman — down 10 percentage points in the latest Field Poll after spending over $140 million of her own money on the campaign — said Nicky Diaz should be forced to leave the country for lying about her illegal status. “It breaks my heart, but she should be deported because she forged documents, and she lied about her immigration status,” Whitman told Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday night.
  • Whitman Has Spent $162 Mill to be Governor: Thought Romney Was Bad!

    10/29/2010 1:41:33 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 24 replies
    Between radical democrat Jerry Brown and rino Meg Whitman, Californians have no suitable candidate for governor.Mitt Romney spent $ 10 mill of his own money in a failed effort to win the Iowa Caucus in 2008. He was bested by Huckabee who spent $ 1 mill on Iowa.After the big primary showdown of Super Tuesday Romney suspended his campaign for the presidency after spending $ 42 mill of his own money out of a total campaign expense of $ 97 mill.By contrast rino candidate Meg Whitman has spent $162 mill trying to be elected governor in California. Thought Romney was...
  • Rasmussen puts both Cal Sen and Gov back in Tossup : These races are not over.

    10/29/2010 7:05:23 AM PDT · by sunmars · 20 replies
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These numbers move the race from Leans Democrat back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard. Last week, Brown held a 48% to 42% edge over Whitman. Support for Brown,...
  • Rasmussen: Brown 49%, Whitman 45% (Race tightening)

    10/29/2010 10:07:32 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 34 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 29, 2010
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These numbers move the race from Leans Democrat back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Gubernatorial Scorecard. Last week, Brown held a 48% to 42% edge over Whitman. Support for Brown,...
  • Election 2010: California Governor [Whitman closing ground - down 49 - 45, within the MoE]

    10/29/2010 8:45:35 AM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 15 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/29/2010 | Rasumussen Staff
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • California Governor: Brown (D) Remains Just Ahead of Whitman (R) (49-45)

    10/29/2010 8:21:00 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/29/2010 | Rasmussen
    With only a few days until Election Day, Democrat Jerry Brown holds a slightly smaller lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% support, while Whitman draws the vote from 45%. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are still undecided.
  • Meg Whitman Spends $163 million to Lose the California Election

    10/28/2010 6:09:05 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 79 replies
    Locust Blog ^ | October 28th, 2010 | James Buchanan
    After defeating Steve Poizner in the Republican primary, it looked as though Meg Whitman would simply steamroll the Democrat candidate. Meg Whitman had been the CEO of e-Bay and became a billionaire in the process. The idea of a successful businesswoman running California had a strong appeal, but an over-managed campaign by inept advisers and Whitman’s inability to take a stand on key issues of the greatest importance to California doomed her campaign to failure. The individual running against Meg Whitman is none other than aging hippie retread, Jerry Brown, the same bungler who allowed California state workers to unionize,...
  • Question for California FReepers

    10/28/2010 6:03:24 PM PDT · by Jim Noble · 51 replies
    vanity | October 28, 2010 | James Noble
    I have a serious question. California is in desperate straits. Your budget is out of control. Your government gives me directives about personal hygiene when I check into a hotel. I can't walk around in San Francisco without being accosted or worse by criminals (and, I was born, raised, and lived in Brooklyn NY in the worst Beame years).Now, everybody in California knows this. Liberals can't walk around SF either. They can add, and they can read, and they know the state is bankrupt with no way out.How then is it even possible for Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer to...
  • Whitman says her former housekeeper should be deported

    10/28/2010 4:49:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | Michael J. Mishak
    As Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman tours parts of California that have traditionally been receptive to GOP candidates, she's also appealing directly to conservative TV audiences, hoping to fire up her party's base. Until now she has declined to comment on whether the former housekeeper should be deported. But Wednesday, in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Whitman answered the question head on. "Well, the answer is it breaks my heart, but she should be deported because she forged documents and she lied about her immigration status," Whitman said. She also argued that as a Republican she would be a...
  • Whitman Banks on Big Ground Game

    10/27/2010 6:32:07 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-28-10 | STU WOO And NAFTALI BENDAVID
    GOP's California Gubernatorial Candidate Plays Catch-Up With Sophisticated Voter-Turnout Effort in Campaign's Final Days. OAKLAND, Calif.—Volunteers for Republican Meg Whitman's campaign for California governor are calling voters in Farsi, Korean and two Chinese dialects. They are canvassing Latino voters in East Los Angeles. Ms. Whitman, trailing in every poll, has rolled out a big get-out-the-vote operation, funded with part of the $162 million she has spent on the race so far. The effort is a particularly sophisticated version of voter-mobilization pushes candidates and parties are ratcheting up with less than a week before Election Day. Many candidates believe get-out-the-vote drives...
  • Brown says he'll pull attack ads if Whitman does; Whitman refuses

    10/26/2010 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/26/10 | Ken McLaughlin
    LONG BEACH -- At a remarkable forum attended by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his two potential successors, Democrat Jerry Brown said today that he would stop running negative TV ads if opponent Meg Whitman does the same. "No problem,'' Brown said. "I will take down any advertising remotely construed as a personal attack." No deal, said an obviously flustered Whitman, who was down 13 points in the latest Los Angeles Times/USC poll. To the boos of the audience at the annual Women's Conference sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver, Whitman said that "people need to understand'' Brown's...
  • Whitman declares death penalty a litmus test for judicial nominees

    10/26/2010 8:24:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/26/10 | David Siders
    WESTLAKE VILLAGE – Meg Whitman said Monday that if elected governor she would appoint only judges who support the death penalty. The Republican candidate's remarks preceded a rally outside Los Angeles at which she told hundreds of supporters that Democrat Jerry Brown is "soft on crime" and that she will end his political career. "One more week," Whitman told a cheering crowd at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Westlake Village. "One more week until we retire Jerry Brown permanently from politics." Whitman, joined by crime victim advocates, told The Bee she would treat the death penalty as a litmus test...
  • Jerry Brown On Governorship “It Was All A Lie, I Had No Plan!”

    10/26/2010 6:51:07 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 9 replies
    www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Ohhhhh, I’m pretty sure the Whitman campaign is giddy right now with the words of Jerry Brown coming back to haunt him in this timely manner. The Moderator, “You said you don’t have to lie anymore now that you are not a politician. What did you lie about when you were Governor?” Jerry Brown: “It’s all a lie! You run for office and the assumption is-Oh, I know what to do. You don’t! I didn’t have a plan for California, Clinton doesn’t have a plan, Bush doesn’t have a plan…. You say you are going to lower taxes, you are...
  • Jerry Brown, buoyed by polls, makes populist pitch

    10/25/2010 8:04:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/25/10 | David Siders
    LOS ANGELES – His lead widening over Meg Whitman in the governor's race, Jerry Brown campaigned Sunday at traditionally black churches in south Los Angeles, urging a reliably Democratic constituency to vote on Election Day. Brown, the Democratic nominee, cast himself as a populist, criticizing Whitman for her infrequent voting record and characterizing her policy proposals as elitist. "I'm not going to tell you, but you've probably heard that the person I'm running against didn't vote most of the time," Brown said at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton. He said California is a wealthy state and that "we've...
  • Meg Whitman lags behind Jerry Brown in Calif. governor race, Boxer leading too

    10/24/2010 3:24:59 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 69 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-24-10 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Meg Whitman lags behind Jerry Brown in Calif. governor race Meg Whitman trails Jerry Brown in a new poll of likely California voters. The episode involving her illegal Mexican housekeeper is hurting her, especially among Latino voters. Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Calif. Governor, campaigns at a Vietnamese mall in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 23. Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, is lagging behind Democrat Jerry Brown in the most recent poll. Paul Sakuma/AP By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer / October 24, 2010 Lots can happen in a week, but the GOP candidate for governor of California is trailing...
  • Whitman accuses Brown of lying to Latinos about her

    10/22/2010 8:10:12 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2010 | Seema Mehta
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman lashed out at rival Jerry Brown on Thursday, accusing the Democrat and his labor allies of spreading lies among Latinos about her position on immigration as her poll numbers have plummeted among that key sector of the electorate. "It makes me mad that he's just out there telling lies," Whitman said after touring a small Latino-owned Los Angeles business that imports and manufactures decorative metal pieces for homes. "He accuses me of not being truthful. He is the one just not telling the truth on this, and it makes me mad and I'm not going...
  • Nurses union to follow Meg Whitman for remainder of campaign

    10/21/2010 6:13:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/10 | Jack Chang
    Protesters from the California Nurses Association and other unions plan to tail Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman for the last 12 days of the campaign, said CNA spokeswoman Liz Jacobs. The union started this morning when its members and other protesters appeared at a Whitman event held at the business Ramcast Ornamental Supply Co. in Los Angeles. The protest included the satirical character Queen Meg, a send-up of Whitman played by actress Elaine Burn, and a bus printed with the words "Queen Meg Farewell Tour" and "Lies, Hypocrisy & Pink Slips."
  • Next Democrat vs. Republican battle? Getting their troops to the polls

    10/21/2010 8:06:03 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/10 | Jack Chang
    Top state Democrats acknowledged Wednesday that they'll face an uphill climb to turn out voters next month given the sour national mood and a massive Republican get-out-the-vote operation financed by billionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. California Labor Federation head Art Pulaski said the GOP's turnout advantage could give Republican candidates an extra percentage point or two of voter support on Election Day. Steve Glazer, campaign manager for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, cited polls projecting only a six-point Democratic turnout advantage over Republicans on Election Day. That's less than half the Democratic margin over Republicans among all registered voters....
  • Willie Brown: "I do not believe Jerry Brown has a ground operation."

    10/21/2010 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Gothmog · 8 replies
    SFChron political reporter Joe Garafoli reports that at Willie Brown's annual pre-election breakfast he criticized the CA democrats' GOTV effort. Brown said, "I do not believe that Jerry Brown has a ground operation." Brown "also wonders if it is a good idea for the Dems to rely so heavily on labor for their ground operation." And dem political consultant Garry South "told the gathering that unless Jerry Brown has a lead of 7 or 8 points going into election day, 'we're in serious trouble.'" Video of Brown's remarks are embedded on the SFChro web site.
  • Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer hold single-digit leads in new poll (dead heat)

    10/20/2010 10:37:15 PM PDT · by americanophile · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Ocotber 20, 2010 | Anthony York
    Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer hold single-digit leads over their Republican opponents, according to the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll. The survey, which was conducted between Oct. 10-17, polled 1,067 likely California voters. The poll shows Brown's lead expanding over Republican Meg Whitman in their gubernatorial contest, while in the U.S. Senate race, Republican Carly Fiorina seems to be slowly closing the gap between her and incumbent Boxer. Brown holds a 44%-36% lead over Whitman. Boxer's lead over Fiorina is 43%-38%. In the last PPIC survey, Whitman and Brown were in a statistical dead heat, with Whitman...